|Item Weight||5.3 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||1.3 x 4.1 x 7.5 inches|
|Item model number||MPLMFP241|
|Color||4 Metallic Blue; 4 Metallic Green; 4 Metallic Orange; 4 Metallic Purple; 4 Metallic Silver; 4 Metallic Yellow, Assorted, Black|
|Pencil Lead Degree (Hardness)||HB (#2)|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||BICMPLMFP241|
BIC Pencil Xtra Precision (Metallic Barrels), Fine Point (0.5 mm), 24-Count
|Price:||$5.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- #1 Selling Mechanical Pencil
- Precise, sharp and clean lines
- Supports neat penmanship
- 1 BIC Pencil = 2-1/2 wood case pencils
- Smooth writing lead does not smudge and erases cleanly
- Lead advances quickly and easily
- Always ready, sharp and accurate, BIC #2 Mechanical Pencils are the smart choice at test time.
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Fight for your Write with BIC Pencils
Writing Sparks Creativity
According to an expert in educational psychology from the University of Washington, handwriting instruction benefits students' cognitive development as well as motor functioning. For example, some of the motor and cognitive tasks associated with handwriting are the following: ideation, text production, punctuation, planning, spelling, grammar.
Writing Builds Self-Confidence
"Studies show that children who write frequently, both at school and at home, feel more confident in their writing abilities. This confidence translates into success in all academic subjects and in nonacademic environments as well." – Pam Allyn, Your Child’s Writing Life and "Prepare My Child for School: Early Childhood Education," U.S. Department of Education.
Writing Improves Cognitive Development
Experts recommend at least 15 minutes of handwriting instruction each day for students. Research has shown that improved handwriting skills have benefits for cognitive development, motor skills and can lead to improved writing skills and comprehension.
How Handwriting Can Make YOU Awesome!
- Improves cognitive development
- Builds self confidence
- Betters school performance
- Helps reading skills
- Sparks creativity
- Sharpens critical thinking skills
Tips to Inspire Your Kids to Write
1. Set aside specific times during the week for writing stories, songs or even jokes. Let your kids use their imaginations!
2. Have an assortment of colorful pens, pencils and markers on hand that will make kids want to spend more time writing.
3. Make writing special for kids with their own personal table, desk, or designated area. Get them excited about their own writing space!
4. Give kids a fun assignment that requires them to write. Make a birthday wish list or write a letter to someone famous.
5. Make up games around writing. Practice signing their autograph to give to mom or dad.
|BIC Pencil Xtra-Sparkle||BIC Pencil Xtra-Life||BIC Pencil Xtra-Shine||BIC Pencil Xtra-Strong||BIC Pencil Xtra-Precision|
|Benefit||Sparkly, fun designs||Long-lasting smooth writing lead||Light reflecting design||Break resistant lead||Precise, sharp and clean lines|
|Fine Point 0.5mm||✓|
|Medium Point 0.7mm||✓||✓||✓|
|Thick Point 0.9mm||✓|
|Perfect For||Home, School||Home, School, Office||Home, School||Home, School||Home, Office|
Top Customer Reviews
Seriously, these pencils are great, and my students prefer these, hands down, to regular wooden pencils (sometimes I hand them out as prizes and the kids love receiving them). My gripe with wood pencils is that every two minutes it seems the point is breaking and I have students sharpening pencils all throughout my class period. These pencils eliminate that disruption, because even if the point breaks, which isn't too often, since these particular pencils are a sturdy .7mm point size, with two clicks the students are back to writing.
We recently took our state-wide standardized tests and my school made it mandatory that we use wooden #2 pencils and throughout the entire 2 week testing period when I replaced dozens of pencils with broken points, sighed over greyish smudges on open response questions, and sharpened dozens of pencils daily, I found myself dreaming about using these pencils.
These BIC pencils are top quality; other mechanical pencils jam, or snap, or the erases fall out or leave smudges on the paper, and these pencils don't do any of that. From this teacher's point of view, these are the best mechanical pencils out there.
Been using them for years now. Love the performance and affordability, since I lose them so easily. Highly recommended.
If you are investigating these pencils, I suspect you are like the rest of us: you want a pencil that looks decent, performs well, and is inexpensive (because you tend to leave them around the house, in books, at the office, give them away, lose them, etc.). I've found these pencils fit the bill perfectly. I've been using them now for a few weeks, and they write well, erase well, look attractive, and the various colors on the barrel are fun. My one modest complaint is that the see-through plastic barrel can feel a bit insubstantial, slightly bendable. But I have big hands and a strong grip. I haven't broken one yet, though, and this is a very minor complaint. I love good mechanical pencils, and have used very expensive ones to branded disposable ones like these from office supply stores, and I much prefer these. I can use them, and lose them, with impunity. They are, to my mind, the best integration of value: performance, looks, and cost. If you know of any better, please let us know. Highly recommended.
After some time writing, graphite seems to lubricate the mechanism holding the lead. Trying to write becomes much more difficult. The lead pushes back into the pencil, becoming equally if not more annoying as repeated breakages.
My experience has been the same for more than a year. The pencils start out wonderful, but become very hard to use before half the lead is spent. Lighter writers may not experience the same issues.
The lead is No.2 and leaves a nice bold mark, bet not so bold that it smears all over the place. It comes with to refill leads which really is not all that important as in a school situation, you will never see the thing again once you loose sight of it; but it is never the less nice to know the lead is there...just in case.
The eraser is quite effective. Keep in mind that this has a top lead advance mechanism, so you do have to stop writing to advance the lead. This does not seem to bother the students all that much though.
These pencils are ideal for math or accounting classes.
They do come in nice colors (the shell), but not so nice that they look "cool," ergo, more are returned than if they were nice shinny things.
I suppose you could sum it up as "cheap and serviceable." In this day and age, what more could you ask for?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this product to bump my purchase up to free shipping. It is a good value and the pencils work fine.Published 2 days ago by Ricky Albair
I love mechanical pencils. These are basic, but functional. The lead that comes in them is about an HB hardness and I prefer a softer lead, but they're refillable.Published 3 days ago by Kutya
LOVE these pencils, the erasers are great. The led doesn't break easily and one pencil lasts a long time. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Rebecca Decker
These pencils are both cheap and durable, which makes them the perfect tool for me in school. The led is 0.9mm, so it doesn't break too easily and it is pretty prominent. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer